Formula Systems Reports First Quarter Results for 2010




Or-Yeuda, Israel – May 17, 2010 – Formula Systems (1985) Ltd. (NASDAQ: FORTY) a leading provider of information technology products, solutions and services, today announced its results for the first quarter of 2010.

Financial Highlights for the First Quarter

  • Revenues totaled $130.8 million (Q1 2009: $116.9 million), a 12% increase compared to the same quarter of 2009.
  • Operating income increased by 40% to $11.0 million (Q1 2009: $7.9 million)
  • Net income attributable to Formula reached $4.8 million, an increase of 41% compared to $3.4 million for the first quarter of 2009
  • Formula’s consolidated cash and short term investments totaled approximately $159.6 million as of March 31, 2010.
  • Total equity of $285.6 million at March 31, 2010 representing 49% of the total balance sheet.
  • In March 2010 Formula announced a cash dividend, that was paid on April 21, 2010, in the amount of US$1.47 per share and in the aggregate amount of approximately US$20 million.

Guy Bernstein, CEO, Formula Systems, commented: "We are pleased to report strong results for the start of 2010. We have significantly improved our operating and net income, resulting from the positive performance of all our subsidiaries. With a strong cash position, we will continue to explore business growth opportunities, while maintaining our focus on profitability and growth".

About Formula 
Formula Systems Ltd. is a global information technology company principally engaged, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in providing software consulting services, developing proprietary software products and providing computer-based business solutions.

Statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such statements involve various risks that may cause actual results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: market demand for the company’s products, dependence on strategic partners, integration of new business, successful implementation of Formula’s products, economic and competitive factors, international market conditions, management of growth, technological developments, the ability to finance operations and other factors which are detailed in Formula’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including its most recent report on Form 20‑F. Formula undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revision to any forward-looking statement.


Nir Feller, Formula Systems (1985) Ltd.